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Best/fairest/complimentary article ever written about Ron Paul & supporters in MSM Newspaper!!!

The San Francisco Chronicle/Gate by a New York Times writer, no less, and appeared in Sunday's paper on page A-4!

(only 4 comments so far! thank this fabulous writer with your best words of wisdom)

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article/comments/view?f=/c/a/2...

RON PAUL'S FOLLOWERS BELIEVE IN A REVOLUTION

"A year ago, Leon Lim, a 35-year-old doctoral student in Sanskrit from Dayton, Ohio, decided with his wife, Ranjani Powers, a yoga instructor, to head off to Bali, or India, or anywhere, really, just "somewhere very far away" - from the Iraq war, the Patriot Act and the tanking dollar, Lim said.

"We were just so disillusioned with the way everything was going," explained the shaven-headed Lim, who wore a gold hoop earring in each ear. The couple had supported Ralph Nader in 2000, Powers said, but had since "given up on America."

But they found an unlikely reason to stay: Ron Paul, the libertarian Republican congressman from Texas who continues to run for president, even months after Sen. John McCain has essentially sewed up the nomination.

The Lims were among 1,200 or so supporters in Louisville, Ky., on May 17 who greeted their candidate like a rock star when he walked on stage at a rally at the ornate Louisville Palace Theater. He wore a crisp dress shirt the color of mint ice cream and a color-coordinated tie, which made him look like an insurance claims adjustor.

"The war on drugs has wasted $300 billion and has undermined our civil liberties!" he said.

People in the crowd, many under 30, if not 25, rose to their feet and thundered in applause, even if they looked as if they had stumbled into a Republican rally on their way to the Coachella rock festival. In many cases, hair was aggressive, clothing artfully tattered. Beards seemed to have a mind of their own.

"I talk about bringing the troops home from Iraq, but also don't you feel like it's about time they came back from Korea, Europe and Japan?" the candidate then asked.

The audience whooped in approval, as if Ron Paul were a lead guitarist tearing off a solo......."



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Cheap shots indeed....

Like anything written about the good doctor (if anything at all!), this article is leading the reader down the path to believing only hippies endorse Ron Paul. But, credit-where-it's-due, at least the article quotes RP correctly!
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If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention!

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Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

a guy with a shaved head is not a hippie though

so it shows a variety :)

yes, maybe the detailed descriptions of people

but overall I thought they sounded cool, you know "hip, young people" and whatnot -- what I found great was that nowhere to be found were the words "newsletters" or "racist" or "Bob Barr" or Obama or McCain sidetracks or "tin foil hat" or "conspiracy theorists" or "kook" or "isolationist" etc etc --

Hey, I read a lot of articles and this one didn't feel like it had a hidden agenda or a "punchline" or a dart to throw, so I just had to give it a thumbs up for being in a major newspaper on Sunday in the A section.

There was a bunch of "cheap

There was a bunch of "cheap shots" in that article and many were against us supporters. Overall I guess it was ok, but I would not be as jubilant about it as you seem to be....lol

party pooper

I didn't see one cheap shot. It gave me a good feeling to read it. If that's funny, then call me funny....lol

depends if you like your glass half full or half empty, I suppose

This is not good, blak.

This is not good, blak. There were whole paragraphs of "cheap shots" ..Let me review just a few to give you a bit of Cheap Shot Awareness training, and activate your discernment. The following were all on the first page...

...explained the shaven-headed Lim, who wore a gold hoop earring in each ear. (cheap shot at supporter, gives nice pic of him in minds)

Ron Paul, the libertarian Republican congressman from Texas who continues to run for president, even months after Sen. John McCain has essentially sewed up the nomination. (..makes RP seem stupid cheap shot)

He wore a crisp dress shirt the color of mint ice cream and a color-coordinated tie, which made him look like an insurance claims adjustor (REALLY cheap shot..insurance adjuster pic in minds).

People in the crowd, many under 30, if not 25, rose to their feet and thundered in applause, even if they looked as if they had stumbled into a Republican rally on their way to the Coachella rock festival. In many cases, hair was aggressive, clothing artfully tattered. Beards seemed to have a mind of their own. (ENTIRE paragraph of cheap shot at supporters)

The audience whooped in approval, as if Ron Paul were a lead guitarist tearing off a solo. (more denigrating discernment of supporters)

Paul was supposed to be a memory by now.
Some supporters have helped turn the outspoken congressman's campaign into a colorful, loud sideshow ...

OK enough..now re read the article..lesson over for today..hope I didn't upset all the apples from ur cart...:)

I see the words & descriptions you don't like

but they just don't feel offensive to me. I look for words like racist, isolationist, Bob Barr, etc. This is a writer putting in descriptions, good or bad, positive or negative, just painting a picture for the reader.

A gold earring in both ears & shaved head in San Francisco or New York is normal! And I like the reference to rock star/guitar solo, being a musician. It's inferring that Ron Paul is hip & cool and so are his supporters. It's also inferring he is popular and admired, certainly not a bad thing!

What gets my hackles up is misquotes, policy misrepresentations, accusations against Ron Paul's family, etc.

So, sorry, I happen to love mint ice cream and admire anyone with the guts to wear that color. Gotta still give this one a thumbs up. :)

I got hungry

reading about the mint ice cream colored shirt.

Mmmmmm....Minty.

RP2012!

yeh, it's hot and I could really go for a

mint ice cream

Ok..you are missing the

Ok..you are missing the point of a cheap shot. What you look for are slanderous remarks. Out and out words that put the candidate down. The cheap shot is much more subtle. The rock star stuff may seem to YOU like it is fine, but it is a defining cheap shot, so that others who are not young and pierced, will feel alienated..
AH well, you need more training...sigh..

there's enough stuff to be bummed out about

I've read many articles that described only "clean-cut" supporters and that can turn off other types of people too (like, ughhh, "young Republicans"). Maybe I particularly like this described-crowd because I feel I could fit in and relate. I know writers like to describe the most colorful looking people, not the boring looking ones.

Not saying that he wasn't trying to convey the idea that only "hippie types" (i.e., dirty drug taking drop-outs or young weirdos) support Ron Paul. Maybe so, but I also think people like to "jump on the bandwagon" of something currently cool so it's not all bad.

I've seen quite a few "entertaining" videos where Obama's supporters are interviewed and they all come off as mindless morons. In comparison to that, at least these people didn't come off sounding clueless.

I just want Ron Paul to be very popular and for many, many young people to listen to his message.